|Project by rance||posted 11-22-2011 12:56 AM||1342 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
Wow. I really should get a handle on my pictures.
I had purchased this blank from WoodCraft 3-4 years ago. I let it sit for a while before initially attacking it. I mounted it to a faceplate and proceeded to turn to a cylinder. All edges smooth and bottom faced off. With most of the wax turned off, I then put it to the side on the shelf.
Another two years pass and I see it sitting there on the bench. I say to myself “Self, I have just a little more experience by now so it may be time to try this one.”. Well, I mount it back on the faceplate and proceed towards the lathe. This was one of the densest wood I’ve turned. It still seemed like it had wax on it though. The closer I got to final size, the slower I took it. I paid particular attention to getting THIS one to a nice smooth curve on the inside and outside. That’s been my downfall in the past. Scrapers can sure clean up Bowl Gouge marks, right? :)
Hey, God did the difficult part of this one. I only revealed it. Width is about 5.5”. Finish is WDO (Watco Danish Oil).
Note: Those little black marks in the first picture are really part of the grain, they are not dings. The ‘Micro Bead’ is one of the things I learned from the presentation from Alan Lacer .
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